Eduardo Moreira has a Philosophy degree from UFMG, but is better known by his work as an actor, director and founder of Grupo Galp?o, a Belo Horizonte-based theater troupe. Galp?o is one of the best known theater companies in Brazil, especially due to its research in street theater and folk languages. Performing in public squares and alternative venues in over 300 cities throughout Brazil and 19 countries in Latin America, North Americas and Europe, Galp?o has surpassed the mark of 2000 performances. Its work is an important factor in the popularization of theater, reaching audiences in various age groups and social classes, and turning its performances into citizenship events. Eduardo Moreira has directed performances at Galp?o Cine Horto, the group's cultural space in Belo Horizonte, which promotes its educational and theatrical pedagogics and has created plays in partnerships with companies such as the American "Dell Arte", based on Blue Lake, California and Brazilian companies "Clowns de Shakespeare" based in Natal (state of Rio Grande do Norte) and "Teatro da Cidade", based in Sao Jose dos Campos (state of S?o Paulo). =========================================== About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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